Saturday, December 03, 2016

Renoir & Magnani's 'The Golden Coach'

There just aren't enough hours in the queer day for this culture vulture to indulge in great artistic pleasures.

At 4 pm today, the Pacific Film Archive is showing the delightful and gorgeous-looking "The Golden Coach" directed by Jean Renoir and starring the force-of-nature actress Anna Magnani. Wish I could be there for it.

I was lucky to see this film at the Castro Theater, and a newly-restored 35mm print no less, a few years back and one day will catch it again on the big screen.

Magnani plays a forceful leader and actress with an 18th century acting troupe in Peru, having a high time arguing, singing and dancing her way into hearts of the audiences in the film and those of us watching it all unfold in glorious colorful sets and costumes.

Check out this fabulous video of Magnani entertaining her fans on YouTube.

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